Remote Bible study

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting Bible study remotely via Zoom teleconferencing.  Zoom allows our pastor to conduct the study from his computer and allows participants to see, hear, speak, participate in breakout groups, ask questions, and even remotely raise their hands!


Our remote Bible study resumed on September 13.


First, Zoom provides a how-to video that walks you through the step-by-step process of what you will need to join.


Second, members of Redeemer will receive an email link toward the end of the week that they can click on to join the Bible study.  If you are not receiving that email and would like to participate, please email us and we can add you to our list.


Finally, materials and handouts will be posted below for each session.  Please download them in advance of each session.

    SEPTEMBER 13: POLITICS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    Every election year, the attack ads, tense debates, and charged rhetoric come again.  Recently it has only gotten more and more polarizing and abrasive.  Whether you are engaged in politics or have had enough, our extremely polarized political climate makes it all the more important for Christians to understand their role as  members of both the church and the state.  No matter what your political views are, you are welcome to take part.


    Today we introduce the Bible study by focusing on the importance of calm balance and careful language, as we analyze how both parties have strengths and weaknesses.  Our objective will be to sketch out a vision for what calm Christian discourse looks like in 2020.


    Download the study guide here: L1_Calm_Balance.pdf

    SEPTEMBER 20: POLITICS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    Every election year, the attack ads, tense debates, and charged rhetoric come again.  Recently it has only gotten more and more polarizing and abrasive.  Whether you are engaged in politics or have had enough, our extremely polarized political climate makes it all the more important for Christians to understand their role as  members of both the church and the state.  No matter what your political views are, you are welcome to take part.


    Today we delve into the theology of the two kingdoms and discuss the differing goals of the church and state.  Our objective will be to evaluate whether or not America is a Christian nation.


    Download the study guide here: L2_Two_Kingdoms.pdf

    SEPTEMBER 27: POLITICS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    Every election year, the attack ads, tense debates, and charged rhetoric come again.  Recently it has only gotten more and more polarizing and abrasive.  Whether you are engaged in politics or have had enough, our extremely polarized political climate makes it all the more important for Christians to understand their role as  members of both the church and the state.  No matter what your political views are, you are welcome to take part.


    Today we apply into the theology of the two kingdoms and discuss various areas of differing concern between them.  Our objective will be to discuss ways it would impact our ministry and message if our community perceives that our church mingles into politics.


    Download the study guide here: L3_Areas_of_Different_Concern.pdf

    october 4: POLITICS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    Every election year, the attack ads, tense debates, and charged rhetoric come again.  Recently it has only gotten more and more polarizing and abrasive.  Whether you are engaged in politics or have had enough, our extremely polarized political climate makes it all the more important for Christians to understand their role as  members of both the church and the state.  No matter what your political views are, you are welcome to take part.


    Today we apply into the theology of the two kingdoms and discuss various areas of similar concern between them.  Our objective will be to explore the messy middle ground between distinguishing between church and state while still recognizing appropriate connections that exist.


    Download the study guide here: L4_Areas_of_Similar_Concern.pdf

    OCTOBER 11: POLITICS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    Every election year, the attack ads, tense debates, and charged rhetoric come again.  Recently it has only gotten more and more polarizing and abrasive.  Whether you are engaged in politics or have had enough, our extremely polarized political climate makes it all the more important for Christians to understand their role as  members of both the church and the state.  No matter what your political views are, you are welcome to take part.


    Today we examine how any government - and any governmental leader - will be imperfect.  Our objective will be to provide encouragement to how we can still respect the institution of government while recognizing the flaws that exist.


    Download the study guide here: L5_Imperfect_State.pdf

    OCTOBER 18: POLITICS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    Every election year, the attack ads, tense debates, and charged rhetoric come again.  Recently it has only gotten more and more polarizing and abrasive.  Whether you are engaged in politics or have had enough, our extremely polarized political climate makes it all the more important for Christians to understand their role as  members of both the church and the state.  No matter what your political views are, you are welcome to take part.


    Today we delve into the messy complexities of our political world and examine lives of Old Testament figures who were involved in government.  Our objective will be to examine the challenges and blessings for Christians who run for office and are involved in politics. 


    Download the study guide here: L6_Messy_Political_World_OT_.pdf